by Cara Smith   Nash D'Amico's latest project is still over a month away from opening, but the seasoned Italian restaurateur is already scoping out ripe opportunities. D'Amico, best known for his Rice Village staple D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe, told the HBJ that even though his latest project, Fellini Gelato & Caffee, is still und...

By Beth Jensen A meal at downtown Danville's Lotsa Pasta is less like dinner out than a home-cooked meal at a good friend's house, and that's the way owner Tom Lembo likes it. "I used to have big dinners put on at my house," recalled Lembo. "Then we opened this small little place .... Sometimes when I'm down here it's like people are coming t...

by Mickey Kramer   Call it a tale of two restaurants. At first glance, Italian Village Pizzeria looks like a typical pizza joint with Formica booths and, near the counter, glass cases filled with pizza pies, but since 2007, has also featured an elegant dining room in back.   On a recent busy Thursday evening, Leida Rosenberg and her h...

The restaurant industry is known for grueling work, long hours standing and heavy competition. Imagine not only staying in this industry for more than 50 years, but doing it at such a high level that your restaurant is still regarded as one of the finest in Houston. That is exactly what Tony Vallone has accomplished with his namesake establishment,...

by Hanna Raskin   Almost a year after relocating to Charleston from New York City, celebrated chef Michael Toscano has announced plans to open a restaurant in the space currently occupied by Leaf. Le Farfalle will feature "regional Italian food," with an emphasis on housemade pasta, vegetables and seafood, according to publicist Nicole...

by Roberto Iotti   The six months of Expo Milano 2015 dedicated to sustainable agriculture with its 20 million visitors helped push the agribusiness trade balance to a new record in November, so much so that the Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies said that the goal of €50 billion in exports by 2020 is increasingly within re...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   The art of preserving pork was firmly established in the Tuscany region by the Middle Ages. This can be seen from the number of laws governing the slaughter of pigs and the preservation of pork already in place at the time of Charlemagne. Prosciutto Toscano comes from an ol...

by Gwynne Hogan   Two Brooklyn-born actors with Italian roots and a passion for pizza are bringing traditional Sicilian slices and street food to the neighborhood. Santo Fazio, 53, a pizza maker with three decades experience linked to starting up East Village shops like Two Boots and co-owning Three of Cups, has teamed up with his buddy...

The first ever Italian Dine Out in NYC was an amazing success! As quoted by the Italian Trade Commission, "No Passport Required!", and we had a chance to experience some of the best and most authentic Italian restaurants in New York City. We made some new great friends and enjoyed spending time with familiar faces.   When it comes to authent...

The owners of Carrettino Italian Market & Wine announced they will relocate their family-owned gourmet store from the Town & Country Shopping Center in Grand Rapids to the Saugatuck-Douglas area in the late spring of 2014.   "My family and I have decided to relocate our business to the Saugatuck-Douglas area because it draws the type...